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Philadelphia soccer and the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic

A look at soccer in Philadelphia during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic.

Philadelphia Soccer History

The life — and murder — of a U.S. Soccer president

In September 1953, Elmer Schroeder, U.S. soccer’s first American-born president, was brutally murdered in his West Philadelphia apartment. No one was ever convicted for his murder. PSP’s Ed Farnsworth writes about the life and death of a man who was an American soccer pioneer in more ways than one.

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Christmas soccer in Philly, 1916

Philadelphia’s tradition of Christmas Day soccer games continued a hundred years ago in 1916 with games within the city and beyond.

Philadelphia Soccer History

US Open Cup, 1916: Bethlehem Steel tops Hibernian in third round

After a series of replays over second round opponents, Bethlehem Steel and Philadelphia Hibernian met in the third round of the US Open Cup on January 15, 1916.

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Christmas soccer in Philly, 1915

Inter-city exhibition games, and two US Open Cup playoff, were among the Christmas Day contests involving Philadelphia area teams one hundred years ago in 1915.

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Philly and the US Open Cup Final

As the Union prepare to host their second US Open Cup final, a look at Philadelphia-area teams in the final throughout the history of the country’s oldest national soccer tournament, which has had local winners ten times since 1914.

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The founding of the Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association

A look at the founding of the EPSA, originally known as the Foot Ball Association of Eastern Pennsylvania and District, in April, 1913, six days after the founding of the United States of America Football Association, known today as the US Soccer Federation.


New Year’s Day soccer in Philly, 1915

There were many noteworthy games over the New Year’s Day holiday one hundred years ago in Philadelphia.

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Philly Soccer 100: Thanksgiving soccer, 1913

Continuing a tradition that stretched back to at least 1889, the Philadelphia soccer scene came together for a massive slate of 26 games on Thanksgiving Day in 1913.